The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has appointed Mr Wong Kah Cane as its acting chief executive officer effective 13 March 2020, and Mr Roger Chin Chew Choy as its new chief operations officer effective 1 March 2020.
Mr Wong, who joined MTC on 1 November 2019 as Deputy CEO, takes over from Mr Richard Yu Tuan Chong upon the expiry of the latter’s contract.
Wong, 52, who graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 1992, started his career transforming SMEs into successful enterprises by bringing in experts for training programmes which centred on strategic management, quality control, sales and marketing.
He is most noted for his contributions in Eu Yan Sang, a traditional Chinese medicine company. Wong joined Eu Yan Sang in 2000 as its Area Sales Manager and in 2006, he was appointed as General Manager of the company leading Eu Yan Sang’s business development, sales and marketing operations as well as branding.
Wong left Eu Yan Sang as its Senior General Manager to take up the post of General Manager at Everpro Sdn Bhd in 2016 and in 2018, he joined Vistage Malaysia as its Business Coach providing training for CEOs. In August the same year, he was appointed as an Independent Member of MTC’s Board of Trustees.
MTC has also appointed Mr Roger Chin Chew Choy as its new chief operations officer effective 1 March 2020. Prior to joining MTC, Chin was attached to Advance Information Marketing Berhad, where he served as its Executive Director since January 2018.
A Bachelor of Law graduate from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, Chin, 54, brings with him over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector with international banks specialising in consumer, corporate and Islamic banking.
His career in the banking industry started in 1993 with Standard Chartered Bank in 1993 where was seconded to its regional team in Singapore serving in various Asian countries including Indonesia, Philippines, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. He had also held senior management positions in Citibank, GE Capital, Hong Leong Bank and Kuwait Finance House.
“The appointment of Mr. Wong Kah Cane and Mr. Roger Chin is to further strengthen the management team of MTC,” said Chairman Dato’ Low Kian Chuan. He added that with their combined fields of expertise, Mr. Wong and Mr. Chin will be great assets to the timber industry and MTC, a council under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.
Issued by the Malaysian Timber Council
About the Malaysian Timber Council
The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) was established in January 1992 to promote the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry globally. MTC’s main objectives are to promote the Malaysian timber trade and develop the market for timber products globally, to promote the development of the industry by upgrading the industry’s manufacturing technology base, to augment the supply of raw materials, to provide information services and to protect and improve the Malaysian timber industry’s global image. Go here for further information on the Council’s activities.